What is wrong with Americans.

Not a question. A statement. I’m doing some research for another post and I come across this little tidbit in a USDA report, U.S. Per Capita Food Supply Trends: More Calories, Refined Carbohydrates, and Fats:

 

Iceberg Lettuce, Frozen Potatoes (Mainly French Fries), and Potato Chips Constituted a Third of Total Daily Vegetable Servings in 2000

And that is a third of the 3.83 servings Americans currently consume, less than the recommended 4 servings of vegetables a day (for a 2200 calorie diet).


 

Listen people, for the sake of your waistline and hearts and livers, POTATOES ARE NOT A VEGETABLE!

I know, technically they are vegetables but when I total up my servings for a day, I have not counted potatoes under vegetable in a really long time. They get lumped in with other true starches like pasta, bread, etc.

Polar Opposites

My mom sent me a link today, to a food blog.

I may not know what I’m looking for until I find it. The hunt for good food involves forays in to dangerous land, blind gulleys and perhaps an encounter or two with the native wildlife.

One thing I do know is that this, under no circumstances, is good food:

Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger

I’m sure you’ll find someone who thinks its great.  I’m sure that Chris is one of those people, catch him at the right time.  But not me. Besides the fat content, you can feel your arteries hardening just looking at that picture.

Yikes